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Peruvian Chicken

Yields5 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr

This is an amazing one-pot dish for a Peruvian inspired chicken recipe. The spice and flavour combination will be unlike anything you've tried before!

 1 tbsp coconut oil
 500 g chicken breast, finely chopped
 2 tsp cumin
 2 garlic cloves, chopped
 1 carrot, chopped
 1 onion, chopped
 1 tbsp yellow chilli paste (aji amarillo - it's really tough to find) or chipotle paste
 330 ml lager or beer
 20 g fresh coriander
 1 red pepper, sliced
 300 g rice, uncooked weight
 75 g frozen peas
 600 ml chicken stock
 salt and pepper

Heat the oil in a large pan and season the chicken with salt, pepper and 1 tsp of cumin. Add the chicken and brown for around 5 minutes then remove from the pan and set aside.


Add the garlic, carrot, onion, chilli paste and the other tsp of cumin to the pan and fry for a few minutes.


Meanwhile add the coriander (stalks included) to a blender with 100 ml of the beer and blitz.


Once the veg have started to soften add the chicken back to the pan along with the blitzed coriander, the red pepper and rest of the beer.


Simmer for a few minutes to allow the alcohol to burn off.


Finally add the peas, rice and stock, mix everything through and simmer for around 30 minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is cooked through.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving

Servings 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories 401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Total Carbohydrate 58g20%
Protein 32g64%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.